There's a reason classic engagement ring styles are a forever favorite of brides-to-be. They're pretty, simple, and stand the test of time — who wouldn't want that for the one piece of jewelry she'll wear the rest of her life? And the most classic engagement ring-cut of them all? Round-cut diamond engagement rings.

Round-cut rings are a perennial favorite for a few reasons. Their circular shape gives off the most light of any diamond cut out there (especially if they're a brilliant-cut round diamond). They also fit into every setting seamlessly, and can be fashioned in any style of your choosing. Even better: These perfectly shaped stones also will look good on any bride's hand as opposed to an emerald-cut ring, for example, which demands to be worn by someone with longer fingers, or a princess-cut which is perfect for someone with smaller hands. If you happen to be resetting an heirloom stone you're in luck: Most older diamonds are round-cut anyway, so the sparkler that was handed down to you will be extra easy to reconfigure to your liking.

A tried-and-true style is a simple round-cut solitaire for classic brides who rather choose to jazz up their bridal jewelry with an intricate wedding band instead. More vintage brides, on the other hand, will love the European and rose-cut stones with art deco and edwardian settings. Romantic brides will gush over the plenty of pavé dripping looks — be it a contemporary halo or sparkly diamond-dusted band. Modern girls will go straight for the super sleek selection of bevel-set numbers which are both slick and unassuming.

Love round-cut engagement rings as much as we do? Click through to see all of our favorite round-cut styles!

Style 17600A, round brilliant diamond ring with tapered baguettes in platinum, price upon request, Kwiat

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